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you are on the front lines helping us not just with your service but also making sure that community policing leads our effort here, and how about creating more jobs for our youth making sure we do the right thing because it's not just about police services. it's about youth services. making sure our public health is supported out here. give people the recovery that they need. helping with services -- our youth organizations, our health and human services program, our jobs program working together to make our community strong. this is for everyone. it's not just prevent crime. it's about encouraging people to fulfill their whole lives richly. this is what this play ground means to me and i plan to be out here often and embrace our kids and grow up freely strongly safely
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in our neighborhood. thank you everybody for being out here tonight. [applause] >> thank you sir. all right. you know advisory board for the police is the one that organized this. we really want to thank the mayor and the police chief for bringing all these resources together so that all that you can see came together. we are also blessed to sur police chief here so let's welcome our police chief suhr. >> thanks reverend. [applause] >> i got to thank the ingleside sea path as well and acknowledge the captain over there for coordinating with park and rec. how about the rides and jumping things? this is exactly how national night out is supposed to be. this is a national event. it's all across the
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country and it's just great that this year again after having such a sad event that occurred up the block just last month this year -- this is bigger than last year. we were here last year and i don't think there is anyway it was bigger than this so it's great to see everyone came back to the play ground where kids and community should always be able to go and we and the mayor and the rest of the city agencies here are committed to this neighborhood and this park should be for the kids and the community, not just on national night out but any night of the work to come and enjoy so there will be cops here regularly. soon enough they will be using this clubhouse as a place they use as the base of operations and there's not -- i can't say enough how much time we want to spend with the young people in san francisco and for all of the people that contributed tonight and for the
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mayor and his leadership supervisor cohen, the district attorney, and others and i think you jinxed us with saying the rain isn't coming and have a good time and next year will be even better. >> thank you sir. we are blessed to have the supervisor for district 10 so let's welcome supervisor cohen. >> hello family. hello. what a beautiful day. my god we couldn't have prayed for something better than this. thank you for everyone for coming out. thank you. because you know what national night out is about? it's very simple. it's one night when cities all around the country come together to say we're taking back our parks, taking back our streets, taking back our cities, taking it back from the violent crime
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element and reclaiming it as a safe haven for the community. there are people here that deserve some recognition. i want to recognize the community partners and specifically list up ms. ruth jackson sitting here in the green. this woman deserves serious recognition and love. i want to recognize the fact that we have a true community. you look around here we've got sano ans, asian pacific islander community, the chinese community, african-americans, caucasians. we have literally the physical man festation of what makes san francisco biewsm. we have the latino community. this is incredible. we have young people. we have seniors this. is exactly what this is about and what visitation valley is about and i want to thank all of the sponsors and partners who made this possible and all of my friends out there in the back
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serving and grilling and packaging food and giving from their hearts and that's what this is about. this is a labor of love so remember that as we continue to have a good time tonight. i am malia cohen. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much and we have -- blessed to have our district attorney here, district attorney gas con. >> thank you reverend and mayor and malia. the essence of community is the ability to come together and have good people use the open space, and today not only are we celebrating people coming together and using this park, but also we're celebrating the fact that as a community we refuse to allow violence to define us. we as a
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community are coming together, neighbors, police officers, supervisors, the district attorney's office, our probation because we refuse to allow our community to be defined by the worse moment -- by a bad moment of violence, so i am very proud of being here today. this park is a wonderful place. it's a place that we want to want to make sure the community uses and we are committed to ensuring this is a safe place for all to play. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. i also want to recognize rec and park for really providing so much of what you see here, the table and the chairs and the bouncy houses and that thing, whatever it is. it's been fantastic and a
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blessing with being accommodating and with this we have a closing prayer. this will go on to 8:00 o'clock but we want god's blessing on this park and now to forever only things happen to you. we ask you for your spirit here and god rebuke all violence and evil from this area. we pray in the name jesus. we know you can do it. have grace and amen. thank you very much. [applause] >> ♪
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♪ we are definitely pioneers in airport concession world a world of nationally if not entirely or internationally >> everybody is cop us right now. >> the people that were in charge of the retail this is where that began. >> i didn't think we would have a location at the airport. >> we've set the bar higher with the customer commerce. >> telling me about the operator and how you go about finding them and they get from being in the city to being in the airport. >> so first, we actually find a table and once we know what we want a sit-down we go to the neighborhoods in san francisco and other people seminary of the
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retail let us know about the rain water and are excited to have the local operators in the airport. >> we have to go going through the conceive selective process and they award a lease to the restaurant. >> they are planning on extending. >> we that you could out the china and the length evens and the travel serve and fourth your minds and it's all good. >> how long for a vendor to move through the process. >> i would say it could take 80 up to a year from the time we go out to bid until they actually open a restaurant. >> i don't know what we signed up for but the airport is happy to have us here. and, you know, even taking out the track simple things there's
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a learning curve >> with once we're here they are helpful. >> it's an award-winning program. >> we're prude of your awards we have won 11 awards the latest for the best overall food address beverage program and . >> like the oscars (laughter). >> the professional world. >> tell me about the future food. >> all the sb national leases are xooirz and we're hoping to bring newer concepts out in san francisco and what your passengers want. >> well, i look forward to the future (laughter) air are we look fo
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>> she is here, right? >> but she is coming. >> >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, let me please call this meeting of the san francisco public utilities commission to order at 1:35 p.m. will you please read the roll. >>ny here. >> caen. >> here. >> and moran is excused and torres is expected shortly. >> the first item is approval of the meeting minutes of july, 22, 2014, is there a motion. >> move to approved.
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>> it has been moved. >> can i second to be at the meeting. >> i will second. >> and it has been seconded, is there any further discussion, commissioners? is there any public comment on the meeting minutes of july 22, 2014? seeing none, public comment is now closed, i will call for a vote, all of those in favor, signify by saying aye. >> aye. >> and opposed the ayes have it and the motion carries, next item. >> no cards. >> item 4, is general public comment. >> members of the public can address the commission on matters that are within the commission's jurisdiction, and are not on today's agenda, is there any public comment? >> seeing none, public comment is now closed. item five, is communications. >> commissioners? >> i have no comment >> no comment on communications from vice president caen.
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>> seeing none, is there any public comment on any communications in the formal record, before this body? >> seeing none, public comment is now closed. madam secretary, next item. >> other commission business? >> commissioners? none. >> no commission business, there are items coming before us quickly, would i note for the record, specifically the installation of the panels on top of our own city hall, and i would like a report, one-pager from the staff related to who will be forseeing and doing that work is it similar to the davies symphony hall? is it work performed by employees in the private sector or the public? and what will be particularly helpful will be a record of the symphony hall and any of the other projects a break down by hour or by trade will be helpful for this conversation, is there any objection
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commissioners? >> no. >> the only other item in the news is a conversation surrounding the golf courses specifically the glen eagle and the south east part of town and there have been a lot of discussions and i would like, the general manager and staff to consider that there may be an item on the next agenda related to the glen eagle golf course and potential programming by this department in that area, any objections? >> item 7 is a report of the general manager? >> we are going to start off with the rim fire recovery, and todd rydstrom is going to present that. >> i know that it is a pleasure to see anyone, and i have a brief presentation but an important update for you. in your packet, we wanted to
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share a few pictures of the progress being made in the recovery. and on the cover of the slide deck today is the repairs of home powerhouse, that were completed back in january, and it will close with further repairs that have also been made to the power distribution system. and so the fire is almost a year old. and it started on august 17, of last year, and to date, we have update the our damage costs, and it is about $35 million on slide two. and 29 related to the facility damage and about $6 million in responsing and debris removal, insurance recovery received to date is $3.5 million in the bank and more is pending when we expect the number to grow significantly, several state grants is 5.6 million approved or in process and we continue to expect that number to go up
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significantly as well. the summary of estimated damage is here for you, $35 million. and that is again, a decrease from the original $51 million, that we have estimated back in the fall and so the numbers have come down, and the recoveries have started to come in. >> mr. president? >> yes. >> commissioner torres? >> we had heard the average number of $125 million. >> that is a larger number that includes the public safety response as well. and so the $51 million will just be for the property damage related to the fema claim and not the fire management assistance and so there is a much larger bigger number for the multicounty effect and just for the public sector. >> so the taxpayers have to pay close to $70 million. >> and taxpayers have the right. you are right. >> the taxpayers have a bigger bill. >> and $3.5 million in the insurance cost and what is the total amount of the claims that we have submitted. >> we are submitting against the entire $35 million and so we are going and looking at
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every single dollar that we can recover. >> and we have just been told that the alleged perpetrater has been arrested and indicted and ready for federal court. >> it will mark the one year anniversary. >> do you know when he is going to court? >> i don't know that. >> thank you. >> you bet. summary of next steps, restoration work, 75 percent complete on work, emergency work debris removal, 64 percent completed on the construction for the permanent work projects where we are timely filing all insurance paperwork and we have to do that against the actual expenditures and actually the fema claims and it is almost down with the work sheet and obligation letters and so they are moving ahead, and they are moving as fast as it can. and we talked with the families regularly, weekly if not daily. the next commission update will
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be october, 20, 15 and then i will come back to you and let you know if we have any budgetary questions, or need for supplemental, but i don't anticipate them at this time and i will close with a picture of the fire restoration for the distribution lines. we were done with the major distribution lines, repair work as of august first, and you can see a before and an after picture there and just, the dramatic work that the men and women up in the country have been doing. >> so thank you. >> thank you very much, commissioners? >> this is not your area, but i was just wondering have we learned any lessons from this fire? short of not having another one? certainly, i would think that there would be some lessons that we have learned. >> so to address that question, we actually about an after action report on the whole fire and how we responded in our personnel, and there are some things on communication and other areas that we need to
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improve. and so we are looking at that, and there is also some areas which were inaccessible for various reasons and we need to make sure that we have adequate access to the facilities in the feature and there are numerous things that we have identified and there is a lesson learned that we are actually implementing. >> sure. >> and on this city-wide front we have shared three of those lessons learned and also participated in city wide training on cost recovery. and the men and women in our it department at the sfpud developed a photo map, app that is now available to all city departments, to be able to track condition of assets before damage, as well as upon insurance renewals on july 1, and then that is available through the js network as well and we run three trainings with the controllers office and also the city administrator's office to all city departments in the month of august. and as well as shared materials
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for emergency preparedness and desk manual references and wallet cards so that all departments could use the sfpud templates if they wish the departments to be further prepared. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, todd. >> i just want to add that having visited the command center during the fire i was impressed with how the staff conducted themselves seven days a week, 24 hours, essentially, shifting shifts and working in the energy and so my hands off to the staff, of the puc and how they monitored it this far and dealt with it and i can't see the improvement that is need to do and you are clear of that and i applaud that as well. >> thank you. >> i want to associate myself with commissioner torres's comments. i too have an opportunity to see how we rolled during that time, and it was nothing less than impressive. and i don't think that the rate payers are a lot and the citizens get an opportunity to see those inner workings and
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had you had an opportunity to see the command center and the response of the staff and i think that you would have been nothing less than impressed with the out standings efforts. >> commissioners? that is the staff report and the next one is to give an update on the water system improvement program. >> good afternoon, mr. wade. and good afternoon. >> there is another presentation being loaded and as soon as he is done, i will get started. >> okay.
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so good afternoon, and director, today's wsip quarterly update covers june first to june 30, 2014. so i am pleased to report that the over all wsip at the end of the reporting period was 83 percent complete over all that is 81 percent at the regional level and 96.5 percent at the local level. and this pie chart shows that the main activities in the program continue to be in the construction phase with over 2.8 billion dollars in construction, representing 17 projects and we have completed 63 of 83 projects, in the program. and there is only two projects remaining in the preconstruction. and we do have a number of accomplishments to report, and
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that can show, and that show the continued outstanding progress in the program. and in particular, we have completed the permitting on one of the last projects for the pipeline upgrade and we should proceed on two projects including that project as well as one of the security integration project and we completed and this is a major milestone, and we completed the project and we expect to have final completing of that project this fall and we also completed the division, pipeline, 3 and 4 cross overs and our safety record does continue to be outstanding, and we are not going to relax for a moment to make sure that that trend continues. and we have completed 163 of 197 system-wide shut downs and our over all program, list continues to come down. and with every shut down that is completed. and we have completed a level
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of service, goals on 33 of 44 projects, which, specific level of service goals and so we continue to inch towards those over all program level of the goals with the other projects that are completed. and we did publish a staff transition plan that shows how the staffing will come down over the next few years to make sure that we are right sizing the program as we continue to contract but we do have 300 full time employees working in the program and that will come down quickly. and we celebrated last but not least, the ten year milestone in april at the reservoir. now in terms of the program cost, i am pleased to report that our cost to completing is forecast to be the same as our current approved budget that you approved back in april. and our 4.765 billion dollars. and with the old program continues to also be on
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schedule. and with over all completing of may, 2019. and now just as a reminder i think that this really helps to remind us of what we are trying to accomplish and that is to have these life line across the san francisco bay, and that transsects the three major faults in the bay, these blue are completed and the green are the ones that we still have in progress, and you can see that there is really only a handful and of those, only the peninusla pipeline, upgrade project will not be in service by the end of this year and so that, that seismic life line, across the bay will be complete and of course we have other projects for storage and treatment, that will continue, but i think that that is significant to mention. >> and in terms of preconstruction, we do have the creek recapture project that
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continues, in the injury report phase and we do expect to start work on the environmental impact report this fall. and the pipeline seismic upgrade, i mentioned, went to most of the construction and so that is in construction now and then, today, later in the meeting, we will be presenting the regional storage and recovery project for approval and we did receive, certification of it last week and we looked forward and anticipate your approval so that we can advertise for bids in september. >> now, moving on to... >> please? >> on that, on that last point. >> yes. >> you will, discuss, how we will be in compliance, if senate bill, 1168 is passed, by the legislature. >> yeah. >> and it will be in that discussion. >> we are going to address that when you take up the regional ground wars. >> he is just talking on the
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project. and we have an item to approve that. >> in his remarks he said that he is going to present something on that. >> he will later >> i will present the project and address the questions. don't get nervous, i am just asking. >> thank you. >> so just moving on to construction, please do. >> okay. >> just, i just want to highlight a few of the major construction projects. >> highlight the construction project, please. >> thank you. >> so, start out with the coverage in the placement project and i am happy to report that project is making outstanding progress and we celebrated 5 million yards of total escalation on the project and just last month, and that is more than 75 percent of the he is ka vasing that is required prior to con conducting a new dam, and this photo shows the cleaning of the foundation, prior to receiving concrete and since that time we
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have had about 20,000 cubic yards poured. and so they are starting to take shape and i also want to mention that we finalized negotiations for the contractor for the major schedule and cost and impacts associated with the lower land slide, amount of slide b, that i reported earlier, and those negotiations were successful, and then the removal of those materials is progressing well. and in fact, it is proceeding on schedule, according to planned. >> moving to the tunnel project. and i just want to say that the gliding of the space between a pipe and the rough he is excavation is complete. and the interior of the pipe is mobilized and they started that work and we do expect that work to be done this fall and we expect to be able to disinfect and put that tunnel into service this fall. >> and simply, at the tunnel,
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the contractor recently completed the lining and it is actually the same contract that has moved from the tunnel over to the tunnel and that work is complete. and we are monitoring the schedule closely to make sure that we can actually disinfect both tunnels and i want to give credit to the water and supply division who came up with a plan to disenfekt the tunnels at the same time that will save the cost and time and be able to save the water and put it back in the system so we are looking forward to those tunnels going into service this fall, which will allow us to have a step change in terms of needing this level of service goals for the program. >> finally, moving to the seismic upgrade of the pipeline, three and four at the high ward fall, and again, this project is going very well, and this photo shows the rough slab on the fault structure that has been poured and so the pipeline
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is now not visible but that pipeline is complete and the ball joints and that custom slip joint have been installed. and everything has been tested, pressure tested. and the pipeline is actually now in service. which is an outstanding accomplishment, and what we are excited about is that if that earthquake occurred, that brought 6 and a half feet of the displacement on the fault we will actually be able to utilize that line to supply the water to the customers. >> and i would like to end with the tracy water treatment plant long term improvements and we are making very good progress on this project as well. there is only one, remaining shut down schedule for this fall. and there is a lot of work to do in the contractors are working long hours to get the work done, but we do expect to be able to deliver on the required, 140 million gallons per day at the end of this year, after that shut down is complete